Monday, November 30, 2009

A Walk On The Waterfront

And with kids there are always rocks involved, being thrown in the water, in your pockets, at each other, etc.

Rocks in Your Hand

I think I spelled barnacles wrong. Guess I should spell check.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Betty, the Christmas Puppy

Black & White Betty

She's a few weeks early. But not really.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

You Capture - Food. Its Right On Time.

These are my photos for this weeks You Capture over at I Should Be Folding Laundry, this weeks theme is Food.

Cooking cranberries for tomorrows dinner. Such a simple recipe, and SOO good.
Food Cranberries Cooking

Food S and P

And another of the banana bread I made on Monday.
Food Banana Bread Again

Lately I've been taking pictures of the food I've cooked, just exploring a new area of photography. Its kind of fun.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Baking With Monstergirlee (Thanksgiving Prep)

Today I baked Banana Bread, Pecan Pie and tried a new technique on my turkey, I went with a Dry Brine. Basically you salt the turkey and let it sit for 3 days. Supposed to be good.
Banana Bread

Pecan Pie
Pecan Pie

And the Turkey, kind of an unappetizing picture but since it was part of the days food prep, here it it. The salt too.

Sea Salt to Use With Turkey
Turkey to Brine

It a four photo bonanaza today - enjoy.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

More Inspiration On A Yucca

Hows that for a post title?
Reminds me a teeny bit of one of Aimee (greeblemonkey's) photos.

The Yucca

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My Son the Artist

Love this sketch of the Gargoyle.

The Gargoyle Sketch

Monday, November 16, 2009

November Greeblepix Entry

Hosted by Awesome Aimee over at greeblemonkey.
Go here and check out the rest of the amazing entries.

Nov Greeblepix Entry


Thanks for looking and Thanks Aimme!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Cupcake Oh Cupcake!

Cooked at the same time, funny how differently they turned out. All tasted fine tho.

Cupcake Hat

Cupcake Round

And the 4 boys who ate them. Well, one each after pizza dinner.

Cupcake Eaters

I'm so thankful to have one boy and one girl. They're both so awesome. (coming soon: a moratorium on my use of the word Awesome)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Contrived Photo - But I Like It...

Inspired by another very talented photog whom I follow.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Danny and the Concertina

I played a bit with the coloring to give it a vintage feel.

Danny & Concertina

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

7 Years Old Today!

And I should write an epic post - but suffice to say, my son is so wonderful, he makes me glad to be alive every single day. But I'm a little emotionally worn out, so I'll post a bunch of photos of my Wonderful Awesome Boy!
Happy Birthday!
The Other Face

Another of my Swamp Ogre
The Swamp Orge Smiling

This day he complained that the trees for climbing weren't challenging enough. Ah next time they will be
The Climber

When we were boarding for our flight to Minneapolis, the Pilot was right there and invited my son and another boy to sit up front for a little bit. He got a lesson in flying a plane. Waaayyyy cool.
The Pilot

Some days I only get to take a nice picture if I follow it up with a silly face picture.
The Mouthful

More silly faces. In our Magnolia tree out front.
The Silly Face

I really enjoyed looking at all the photos from summer. Ah, the warmth. The Light.
The Fence Climber

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The blackberries grow wild everywhere around here

Titlow Blackberries

I picked a bucket full at Titlow Park, then came home and picked another bucket full in my neighbors backyard. Made a crisp. Damn good berries. (this was 2 months ago or so)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I'm Already Tired of This Weather

September Flower & A Bee
So I think I'll post some sunny flowery pictures.
yikes, its only early November. insert sad face here.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

You Capture - Photographers Choice

I chose Natural Autumn Light for this one. I love the quality of light in the afternoon on a sunny October or late September day.
Thanks to Folding Laundry for hosting the photo challenge week after week, even when you're feeling so awful. Head to her site to look at all the other great photos.
YC Rose Garden Kids

YC Rose Garden Fountain

YC Cabin Interior

YC Weeping Willow-ed1

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

In Spite of the Face Paint

Swamp Ogre-ed1
I love love LOVE this pic of my boy.
He was a swamp ogre for Halloween. I love love love this boy.

Monday, November 2, 2009

It being close to Halloween still - more dead plants

Field Walk 2-ed1
Across the road from my parents cabin. Its a state park, I need to figure out what its called.